The Italian automotive design and engineering firm Pininfarina, known for a number of iconic sports cars, has used its rich experience to design the first in the company’s history electric bicycle titled E-voluzione. The project was developed in collaboration with Dutch bicycle makers from Diavelo.
The key idea of the design is integration. Developed from a holistic design philosophy, all the main parts are perfectly integrated into the bicycle, including the battery, the mid-engine, the handlebar and stem, the cockpit, all the cables, and the lighting system. The company claims that a high level of integration of all components means a better weight distribution and balance, which ensures more comfortable and performing ride. The E-voluzione also promises to be more maneuverable and more performing due to its low weight of only 16 kg, which is realized by the use of carbon fiber in the frame and parts.
Strong innovation also continues in the motor and transmission. The high torque German Brose mid motor is fully integrated with the carbon frame. The belt drive transmission warranties super silent drive and no maintenance. Also, the patented inside the frame Panasonic battery (500W – 13,6A – 36V) is fully integrated and easily removable for recharge. The bicycle is completed by hydraulic disc brakes and Shimano components.
The E-voluzione was presented at the recent Eurobike Show in Friedrichshafen, Germany. It goes in three different versions – Elegance, Hi-Tech, and Dynamic.
‘E-voluzione represents a perfect synthesis of our spirit: sporty character and eco-friendly soul,’ affirms Paolo Pininfarina, Chairman of the Group. ‘Sporty and dynamic, a harmonic bike able to guarantee high performances and great comfort.’